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Project Management Certificate

February 2 - March 22, 2016
Eight consecutive Tuesday evenings
6-9 p.m.
214 Jacobs Management Center, North Campus
$895, includes all costs

With a Project Management Certificate from the School of Management, you will learn to meet the challenges that face today's project managers and develop the competencies needed to successfully plan and manage projects. The program includes practical exercises in managing project attributes such as scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, procurement and integration.

Course Objectives

By the completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Generate project requirements and criteria for evaluating project success
  • Create a work breakdown structure with specifications
  • Design a project schedule with activities, durations and interdependencies
  • Delineate, assign and track project resources and associated costs
  • Identify and quantify project risk and develop mitigation strategies
  • Understand different contract types and their impact on a project
  • Identify, capture and analyze metrics used in controlling a project
  • Understand the leadership competencies of successful project managers
  • Understand how to build successful project teams or deal with issues affecting their performance

Who Should Attend

Project managers, program managers and project team members who are interested in gaining a better understanding of project management and methods for improving the quality of their environments. Novice managers in the field will greatly benefit from this program. While this course is not intended as complete preparation for the PMI's PMP certification, it will enhance your understanding of project management.

PMP Exam Preparation

This program satisfies 24 of the 35 contact hours required to apply for the Project  Management Professional (PMP) certification exam. The content delivered is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), the same content that is the foundation of the PMP exam. This course is a good option if you prefer a classroom setting and need more one-on-one interaction as you prepare to take the exam. It is also a great place to network with other aspiring PMPs, and project managers. Many of the participants form study groups with each other.


  • Project integration management
  • Project scope management
  • Project time management
  • Project cost management
  • Project human resource management
  • Project risk management
  • Project quality management
  • Project communications management
  • Project procurement management
  • Final project management review

About the Instructor

Gary J. Pacer

Manager of Application Development
Administrative Computing Services
University at Buffalo

MBA, University at Buffalo
BS, University at Buffalo

Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) - October 2001

Gary Pacer is responsible for the management and direction of activities related to the development of administrative application software for the university community. With more than 30 years of experience in the information technology field, he has managed projects of various scopes and sizes. He has been on the ground floor of his area’s development of a Project Management Office and the rollout of project management concepts and techniques. He achieved the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional certification in 2001 and is currently a member of PMI and their Information Systems Special Interest Group.


$895 includes cost of all materials used for class

Payment can be made:

Credit card, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
Check made payable to: UB Foundation Activities, Inc.

A $50 discount is available for:
University at Buffalo Executive MBA alumni
University at Buffalo Professional MBA alumni
Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) program current student or alumni and
School of Management Alumni Association members

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